Board of Trustees

The University's current voting and life trustees.

Members of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the University's governing body and is chaired by Richard Handler ’83, CEO and director of the Jefferies Financial Group.

  • Joseph W. Abrams
    Board Member, Marin Health,
    Marin County, CA

  • Mark S. Ain
    Founder, Kronos Incorporated
    Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)

  • Joan S. Beal
    Retired Studio Recording Vocalist and Vocal Contractor

  • Jay S. Benet
    Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.

  • Naomi M. Bergman
    Senior Executive Officer
    Advance

  • Stephen R. Biggar, M.D., Ph.D.
    Partner
    Baker Brothers Investments

  • H.(enry) Christopher Boehning
    Partner
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • John Bruning, Ph.D.
    Retired President and CEO
    Corning Tropel Corporation

  • Elizabeth P. Bruno, Ph.D.
    President
    Brady Education Foundation

  • Barbara J. Burger, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Innovation and
    President, Technology Ventures
    Chevron

  • Carol (John) A. Davidson
    Retired Senior VP, Controller
    Tyco International Ltd.

  • Launcelot F. Drummond
    Retired Executive Vice President
    TD Canada Trust

  • Bernard T. Ferrari, M.D.
    Dean Emeritus
    Johns Hopkins University
    Carey Business School

  • Emerson U. Fullwood
    Retired Corporate Vice President
    Xerox Corporation

  • Ani N. Gabrellian
    Managing Director
    Gabrellian Associates

  • Gwen Greene
    Vice President
    JP Morgan Securities

  • Steven K. Grinspoon, M.D.
    Chief, Metabolism Unit Massachusetts General Hospital;
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Richard B. Handler
    CEO, Jefferies Financial Group
    Jefferies, LLC

  • Carol D. Karp
    Chief Regulatory Officer
    Prothena Biosciences Inc.

  • Curtis J. Johnson
    Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

  • Robert Keegan
    Retired CEO and Chairman of the Board
    Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

  • Laurence Kessler
    CEO
    Kessler Group Inc. & Kessler Family LLC

  • Evans Y. Lam
    Managing Director – Wealth Management
    UBS Financial Services, Inc.

  • Nancy A. Lieberman
    Retired Partner
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Gail Ann Lione
    Senior Counsel
    Dentons US LLP
    and Adjunct Professor of IP
    Georgetown University Law School

  • Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
    President
    University of Rochester

  • Edward D. Miller, M.D.
    Dean/CEO Emeritus Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Cathy E. Minehan
    Former President and CEO
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston,
    and Former Dean of the
    School of Management, Simmons College

  • Naveen Nataraj
    Senior Managing Director
    Evercore

  • Lizette M. Pérez-Deisboeck
    General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
    Battery Ventures

  • Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.
    Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished
    Careers Institute; Former Dean, David & Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology & Immunology Stanford University

  • Ronald Rettner
    President
    Rettner Building Management Corp

  • Thomas S. Richards
    Former Mayor
    City of Rochester

  • Martin E. Sanders, M.D.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Io Therapeutics, Inc.

  • Kathy N. Waller
    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and President of Enabling Services
    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Elizabeth Ward Chicares (Betsy Ward), FSA, MAAA, PRM
    Chief Financial Officer
    Mass Mutual

  • Daniel R. Wegman
    Chairman
    Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

  • Timothy C. Wentworth
    CEO
    Evernorth (Cigna)

  • Thomas C. Wilmot
    Chairman
    Wilmorite, Inc.

  • Mary-Frances Winters
    President, The Winters Group, Inc.

  • Alan S. Zekelman
    Director
    Zekelman Industries, Inc.

  • Aab, Richard T.

  • Aman, Alfred C., Jr.

  • Angeloff, Carl

  • Ascher, Everett S.

  • Balderston, William III

  • Bates, Ernest A., M.D.

  • Batkin, Alan R.

  • Beckman, Joel S.

  • Bloch, Laurence H.

  • Blumstein, Sheila E.

  • Brown, C. William

  • Brownlee, Paula P.

  • Burns, Ursula M.

  • Carpenter, William M.

  • Chesonis, Arunas

  • Colodny, Edwin I.

  • Crockett, Bruce L.

  • Cushman, Jeanine Sullivan

  • Frame, Robert B.

  • Friedlander, Roger B.

  • Gardner, Jerry

  • Gelband, Myra

  • Gifford, Bernard R.

  • Gleason, James S.

  • Goergen, Robert B.

  • Griner, Paul, M.D.

  • Hajim, Edmund A.

  • Hilfiker, Alan F.

  • Jackson, Thomas H.

  • Jones, Michael E.

  • Kelly, John M.

  • Knight, Ronald B.

  • Lange, Louis G., M.D.

  • LeChase, R. Wayne

  • Mack, Joseph P.

  • Manian, Bala S.

  • Messinger, Martin E.

  • Meyer, Barry M.

  • Moser, Nathan F.

  • Moses, Bruce H.

  • Munnerlyn, Charles R.

  • Murray, Kathleen A.

  • Neilly, Andrew H., Jr.

  • O'Brien, Dennis

  • Osieski, Robert M.

  • Peck, William A., M.D.

  • Price, Francis L.

  • Prince, Brian F.

  • Prokupets, Elena A.

  • Rea, C. Woodrow, Jr.

  • Richardson, Arthur M.

  • Rosen, Michael S.

  • Sands, Richard

  • Saunders, E. Philip

  • Scheerschmidt, Robert H.

  • Seligman, Joel

  • Sloan, Thomas R.

  • Sonnenschein, Hugo F.

  • Standish, Peter D.

  • Stark, Raymond C.

  • Whitney, Ralph R., Jr.

  • Willett, Janice M.

  • Williams, Carl C.

  • Wisch, Nathaniel, M.D.

  • Wyant, James C.

Updated: 6/09/2021